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Four Ways Next-Gen iPaaS Can Help Accelerate Digital Transformation

By Prangya Pandab - June 09, 2022 4 mins read

Enterprises must future-proof their digital transformation to succeed and thrive. The demand for iPaaS is growing: it unleashes agility, fosters innovation, and paves the way for future company-wide automation.

Digital transformation, remote work, and automation all gained traction because of COVID-19. Organizations worldwide have been compelled to move their business processes online and accelerate their digitization efforts. 

Information technology (IT) leaders now have an excellent opportunity to analyze their tech stacks and evaluate the investments their enterprises have made in digital transformation.

Next-Gen iPaaS

First-generation Integration Platform as a Service (iPaaS) systems has failed to meet user expectations. The promise of iPaaS was to automate procedures and offer a seamless experience. These legacy systems, however, continue to disappoint. They are unable to automate end-to-end processes and still demand time and effort from IT employees to manage. For instance, businesses want to make the best technological selections possible. In that situation, they should carefully analyze the best options available and select a next-generation iPaaS solution that is user-friendly and efficiently automates business processes.  

By allowing businesses to link their applications and automate business processes across those applications, modern iPaaS solutions alleviate the problem of scattered and disconnected data. There is considerably less room for error when a business process is automated, allowing teams to make more informed business decisions faster. It is now easier than ever to automate business processes with new-generation iPaaS, which takes a holistic approach to end-to-end process automation.

Enhanced Business Process Automation 

IT experts know that iPaaS should provide more than just app connectivity. This is why a growing number of people are advocating for successful automation solutions. Data silos grow without automated, end-to-end workflows, disparate tech stacks become too challenging to manage, and business processes inevitably fail.

Also Read: Three Things to Consider Before Enterprises Go All-In On Digital Transformation

Enterprises must architect their business processes to progress beyond mere integration. Here are four essential ways how the right iPaaS can enable optimal Business Process Automation:

Pre-built integrations

Integrations should be deployable by anybody, not just developers. As a result, best practice learnings need to be embedded into pre-built integration apps that can automate business operations from start to finish without the need for coding. Non-technical users can leverage iPaaS to create, manage, and monitor business process integrations without the need for IT, all while ensuring repeatability, data privacy, and data security. Pre-built integrations are a best-practice solution for automating and optimizing business operations.

Common and Custom Integrations

A robust iPaaS will automate both custom and common business processes in the same platform. This means that, along with pre-built integrations, users – both technical and non-technical – should be able to alter or add processes to match their company’s business demands as they expand.

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning

If a company invests in an iPaaS with Artificial Intelligence AI and ML, it can enjoy a horde of benefits. When AI/ML is used in the workplace, previous deployment best practices are merged with AI to create pre-built integration business logic. Because AI and ML automate platform management, data mistakes are usually rectified automatically, or users are guided down a path to resolution. IT teams also see regular new capabilities and API changes.

Governance of Digital Infrastructure

Finally, enhanced Business Process Automation allows IT teams to govern their digital infrastructure even while users add integrations. IT users can empower business teams to design, manage, and monitor their business processes with the right platform while maintaining best practices, scalability, and data security for their businesses. This type of governance is necessary for organizations to meet business demands.

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Prangya Pandab

Prangya Pandab is an Associate Editor with OnDot Media. She is a seasoned journalist with almost seven years of experience in the business news sector. Before joining ODM, she was a journalist with CNBC-TV18 for four years. She also had a brief stint with an infrastructure finance company working for their communications and branding vertical.

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